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The 27th Annual Flower & Vegetable Show hosted by Tata Steel`s OMQ (Ore Mines & Quarries) Division at Sports Complex, Noamundi concluded with a message of “Best out of waste, let’s innovate” on January 14, 2018. Arava Rajkamal, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, West Singhbhum, Chaibasa graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Anish Gupta, IPS, Superintendent of Police, West Singhbhum, Chaibasa. 

Applauding the efforts taken by Tata Steel on biodiversity at Noamundi, Rajkamal said: “ It is always a pleasure coming to Noamundi, as I get to see something new every time. Tata Steel’s dedicated efforts in raising awareness towards biodiversity in the form of different colorful events are indeed commendable.”  

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In line with this year`s theme "Best out of waste, let's innovate", workshops and technical sessions were organised for budding and seasonal gardeners to help them extract more out of waste and appraise them of the present gardening techniques.  

Addressing the gathering, Pankaj Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel said: “Creating a sustainable ecosystem is our thrust area. No matter whatever we do, we should ensure that our efforts are towards environment protection. Innovative use of waste not only increases the utility of the product many-folds but also aids in waste reduction.” 

The display of the innovative use of rejected materials for gardening purposes was the center of attraction this year. For the first time this year, a Bonsai display along with Bonsai workshop for avid learners was orgnaised. Over the period of 3 days, tribal dances like Gotipua and Paiko, magic show, art and scrap exhibition, skit in Sanskrit by school students along with musical dance performance, art and scarp workshop for school children kept the stakeholders busy with activities. The uniquely decorated Sports Complex at Noamundi saw a footfall of over 5000 people in 3 days.  A prize distribution ceremony for all the winners was also organised on the concluding day.

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